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Google’s ‘We Wear Culture’ brings together centuries of fashion

Google’s latest “We Wear Culture” project has digitized over 30,000 fashion pieces and thousands of images to create a database that puts “three millennia of fashion at your fingertips.” Over 180 museums, schools, fashion institutions and other organizations have contributed to the project. “We Wear Culture” features over 450 exhibits on a range of topics, from the major fashions worn …

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Twiggle raises $15 million to expand search engine solution to Asia and US

Twiggle, a Tel Aviv-based search engine solution, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The company has raised $35 million to date. The investment came from MizMaa Ventures and Korea Investment Partners. Google alums Amir Konigsberg and Adi Avidor co-founded Twiggle in 2014 to help retailers’ e-commerce search engines think the way humans do. The search engine solution is powered by machine …

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TagWalk raises seed round to expand fashion search engine

TagWalk, a Paris-based fashion search engine, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The investment came from Carmen Busquets, a prominent fashion angel investor with companies including Armarium, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, Flont, Farfetch and Business of Fashion in her portfolio. “It’s a tool that is acutely aligned with the industry’s needs and one that will very likely be used …

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